triode

noun

tri·​ode ˈtrī-ˌōd How to pronounce triode (audio)
: an electron tube with an anode, a cathode, and a controlling grid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The listings in Audiomart formed a breadcrumb trail for the triode horn crew. Sasha Frere-jones, Harper’s Magazine , 9 Nov. 2022 With a triode horn setup like the Ojas, there is a subtle recalibration of the physical world. Sasha Frere-jones, Harper’s Magazine , 9 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triode was in 1919

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“Triode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triode. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

triode

noun
tri·​ode ˈtrī-ˌōd How to pronounce triode (audio)
: a vacuum tube with three electrodes

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